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>>
NOISE]>>
An aid to French President Emmanuel Macron, caught on camera beating a May Day protester. Macron's office said Friday it would fire the bodyguard Alexandre Benalla, who was also falsely posing as a police officer with a helmet and ID.>>
FOREIGN]
> But the Elysee's been accuse of moving too slowly.
00:00:21
The incident happened maybe three months ago and only came to light when France's Le Monde newspapers released the video, Thursday. It emerged that Macron's office suspended Benalla for 15 days at the time but didn't tell police. And he was allowed to rejoin the presidential staff after that. French police are now questioning Benalla on suspicion of violence and posing as a police officer.
00:00:45
Critics say Macron should've fired him straight away instead of staying silent and that this proves the president is lofty and out of touch.